Saturday, September 13, 2014


The Whole Lot

Kenneth Clark (1903-1983), Civilisation (New York: Harper & Row, 1969), p. 320:
Balzac, with his prodigious understanding of human motives, scorns conventional values, defies fashionable opinion, as Beethoven did, and should inspire us to defy all those forces that threaten to impair our humanity: lies, tanks, tear gas, ideologies, opinion polls, mechanisation, planners, computers — the whole lot.

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